SOLEMN OPENING OF ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH

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Places:

  • Ayrshire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Ceremonies
  • Religion
  • Architecture and buildings

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Religion

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: SOLEMN OPENING OF ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH

Reference number: 2884

Date: 1953, September 27

Director: [filmed by Bert Mocogni]

Production company: Stradus Films, Ayrshire

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.57 mins

Description: The opening ceremony of St. Michael's Church Kilmarnock by the Right Reverend Joseph McGee, Bishop of Galloway. [Part of a collection of films concerning Catholic liturgical practice in Scotland prior to changes introduced by the Second Vatican Council. Refs. 2879-2891]. [See also refs. {2879}, {2880}, {2882}, {2883}, {2885}, {2886}, {2889}]

Shotlist: [col] credits (0.26) Solemn opening of St. Michael's Church Kilmarnock Sun. Sep. 27, 1953 by His Lordship the Right Reverend Joseph McGee, Bishop of Galloway ext. new church. Bishop and visitors arrive. The outside ceremony gvs same.(2.17) shots ceremony inside (3.16) Solemn High Mass about to begin [b/w] ints. of celebration of Mass (5.30) outside as congregation leaves (6.11)[col] Lunch at Fatima House, Coodham [B/W] gvs men seated at dining tables. Speeches (8.34) [col] Our Holy Father for the occasion bestows his paternal and apostolic blessing The End (8.57)